Impact of the Federal Bill (HR2123) on Nursing and Healthcare

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Impact of the Federal Bill (HR2123) on Nursing and Healthcare
The health care system in the US has undergone significant changes over the past two decades which has sent the cost of care spiraling through the roof. The most significant change to contain the spiraling cost of health care has been to increase the already existing problem of nursing shortages. Restructuring, reorganizing and downsizing all mean the same thing in health care; the quality of patient care is reduced (Lyons, Lapin and Young, 2003).
Cutbacks in nursing not only leave employers short staffed it leaves patients seeking treatment an unsafe environment. The American Health Care Association in 2001 estimated that there were over 100,000 vacant nursing positions in...
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H.R.2123: To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish
direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes. (2009). Retrieved October 9, 2009, from http://www.statesurge.com/bills/16372-hr2123-federal
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Text of H.R. 2123 [110th]: Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient
Safety and Quality Care Act of 2007. (2008). Retrieved October 9, 2009, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-2123